Gazette opinion: Engineering know-how gives Bushman edge for PSC

Montana law directs the Public Service Commission to regulate, inspect and audit public utilities providing services for heat, electricity, water, solid waste, transportation, telecommunications and more. These wide-ranging responsibilities are conferred on a five-member board representing districts of the state. District 2 covers southeast Montana, including these counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder […]

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Guest opinion: Bushman thinks for himself on Montana PSC

Recently in Billings, the chairman, vice chairman and another sitting member of the Public Service Commission held a meet-and-greet fundraiser for an individual they had recruited to run for the commission against sitting Commissioner Kirk Bushman. They do have the right to promote anyone they wish, even though it could be considered ethically questionable. What […]

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Bushman only choice for smart PSC leadership

The race for Public Service Commission is an important one. The two candidates running on the Republican ticket have widely different backgrounds. Tony O’Donnell is a really nice guy, but in my opinion, does not have the experience to be a commissioner. His most recent jobs have both ended with him being terminated per his […]

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Bushman is the better candidate for PSC

Something smells really bad. Why would three seated Public Service commissioners come to Billings from three other districts and endorse an inexperienced candidate for our district. What is their agenda? Kirk Bushman is a diligent, hardworking, conscientious public servant, continually educating himself on the issues. His engineering background makes him the most qualified for this […]

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